1994 Brilliant Black R2 / 25k Original Miles / LS3 + TR6060 + Cobra 8.8 / 427RWHP

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  1. ShineKen

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    #1 ShineKen, Jun 15, 2017
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    My buddy is selling his low mileage '94 Mazda RX-7 with a high level LS3 swap. This car is dialed and has far more spent into it than any other RX-7. I've seen it at a show and ridden in it personally, it's next level. The car is also FAST!! It is a 10second car if the tires could hook up better.

    It has 5 years of meticulous work and a combined spending of $120k in upgrades and work. I think an LS swapped FD is very much like a modern day Shelby Cobra. You get the svelte and timeless looks of the third-gen RX-7 and its lightweight and responsive chassis, combined with the power and reliability of the LS3.

    Here are a few details from him:

    I have spent a total of $120K in this car and I am asking over $55K less, minus the time and monumental effort. I will breakdown a few key items: The engine swap and drivetrain upgrade was $30K after all of the custom fabrication and install work. The combined paintwork was $12K+ (PAINT only, not even talking about the OEM body aero parts). The interior has $15K in it alone. Add that up and we're at $57K... not including EVERYTHING else... and not including the CAR ITSELF.

    So with that said, whoever buys this is getting incredible value. If I tried to build this car again today, I couldn't. Not only due to the lack of time but because many of the rare parts that I have amassed are simply too difficult to obtain again.

    Another unique benefit is that I have cataloged everything done to the car to excruciating detail, which you can read all about here: Rx-7 | Grand Mighty

    HIGHLIGHTS: 25K ORIGINAL MILES Brilliant Black R2 Model. Clean Title. Clean and consistent CarFax history. LS3 Swap, not a LS1, not a LS6... a Gen IV, modern, 6.2L V8. TR6060 Transmission, not a T56... a significantly better shifting, triple syncro'd, updated model. Cobra 8.8" Rear End with Ford Racing LSD, Driveshaft Shop Axles, and Custom Driveshaft Shop Aluminum Driveshaft with Billet CV Joint. This was an expensive swap with zero shortcuts. Repainted with a high quality 2-stage PPG Global Brilliant Black, not the 90s Mazda single-stage paint.

    ENGINE & DRIVETRAIN

    GM 6.2L LS3 V8
    Tremec TR6060 Transmission
    Samberg Engine Subframe w/ C5 Biscuits
    Samberg Transmission Mount w/ Energy Suspension Mount
    Samberg Cobra Rear Subframe
    Samberg Top Mount Differential Brace
    Samberg Radiator Kit w/ Dual SPAL fans
    Spoolin 1-3/4″ Long Tube Merge Headers, Ceramic Coated
    Custom SS Tig 3″-3.5″-4″ Full V-Band Exhaust
    Custom SS Tig Y-Pipe
    Borla SS Race Muffler
    Aluminum Driveshaft Shop Driveshaft w/ Billet CV
    Driveshaft Shop Upgraded Axles w/ Billet 8.8 Adapter
    Ford Cobra 8.8 Differential w/ Ford Racing LSD
    Delrin Differential Bushings
    In-Tank Bosch 044 Fuel Pump
    Chips Motorsport Custom Fuel Pump Cradle w/ AN Fittings
    Hyperion Fuel Surge Cover
    XRP HS-79 Machine Crimped Kevlar Fuel Lines
    XRP -4AN SS Braided Clutch Line
    -6AN SS 1-Piece Hard Fuel Line Under Chassis
    MGW Billet Short Shifter
    Custom Vented Crankcase w/ SS Braided Lines & Catch Can
    Billet Specialties Hose Separators
    Katech Idler Pulley
    MSD Super Conductor Spark Plug Wires
    NGK Iridium Spark Plugs
    Rotary Shack Hard Line ABS Delete
    Wilwood Proportioning Valve
    OEM 929 1″ Brake Master Cylinder
    Wilwood 7/8″ Clutch Master Cylinder
    IRP Billet Master Cylinder Brace
    OEM R2 Strut Bar
    Chips Motorsport Manual Steering Rack
    GM F-Body Oil Pan
    Improved Racing Racing Oil Pan Baffle
    Improved Racing Crank Scraper
    Dimple Magnetic Drain Plug
    Custom Rear Mounted Dual Optima 6V Battery Box
    Rotary Extreme Hood Struts
    DEI Reflect-A-Gold Throughout Firewall/Engine Bay
    DEI Form-A-Shield Throughout Transmission Tunnel
    Newtech Performance Custom Tune on C6 E38 ECM
    PSIConversion Swap Wiring Harness
    Tucked Engine Bay Relays
    Fuel Pump Direct Rewire
    AiM Oil Pressure Sensor
    AiM Oil Temperature Sensor

    SUSPENSION & BRAKES

    Ohlins DFV Coilovers
    Brembo GranTurismo Big Brake Kit
    RacingBrake 2-Piece Rear Rotors
    SakeBomb Garage SS Braided Brake Lines
    M2 Rear Trailing Arms
    Racing Beat Front Sway Bar
    Racing Beat Sway Bar Brace
    ARP Extended Studs
    Koyo Wheel Bearings
    Chips Motorsport Manual Steering Rack
    JIC Magic Tie Rod Ends

    EXTERIOR

    Full 2-Stage PPG Brilliant Black Repaint
    Opti-Coat Ceramic Coating
    OEM ’99 Front Bumper
    OEM ’99 Front Lip
    OEM ’99 Rear Spoiler
    OEM ’99 Stanley Turn Lamps
    OEM ’99 Polyurethane Sideskirts
    OEM Rear Mudguards
    OEM Flying-M Emblems
    OEM Red Rear RX-7 Emblem
    OEM Mazdaspeed License Plate Bracket
    Car Shop Glow V4 LED Tail Lights
    Car Shop Glow LED Third Brake Light
    Odula Carbon Fiber Spoiler Blade
    Custom Molded FEED Hood With Factory Aluminum Hood
    RX-7 Front Half Plate
    Plastics4Performance Polycarbonate Rear Windscreen
    OEM Rear Windscreen Molding
    RE-Amemiya FRP Street Diffuser
    OEM LH Rear Towhook
    Ganador Super Mirrors w/ Convex Blue-Tinted Glass
    Rotary13B1 Aluminum Door Handles w/ Black Epoxy Repaint
    LED / Cree Replacement Light Bulbs
    Philips CrystalVision Ultra Headlight Bulbs
    Half-Spec OEM Honda S2000 Antenna

    INTERIOR

    OEM Spirit-R Carbon Kevlar Recaro Seats
    Alcantara Upholstered Dash & Glovebox
    Alcantara Upholstered Center Console
    Alcantara Upholstered Door Cards
    Alcantara Upholstered Rear Quarter Trim Panels
    Alcantara Upholstered Passenger Grip Handle
    Alcantara Shift and E-Brake Boots
    Alcantara Top Stitched Recaro Seat Covers
    Broadfield Customs Shaved OEM Interior Panels
    WC Lathewerks Custom SS Shift Lever
    oCarbon Custom Plain Weave Carbon Fiber Overlay, Complete Set
    OEM Honda Push Button Start
    OEM Honda NSX Type-S Titanium Shift Knob
    OEM Mazdaspeed Titanium E-Brake Lever
    OEM RZ Floor Mats
    OEM Aluminum Dead Pedal
    OEM Replacement Rear Hatch Struts
    Powder Coated Dash Bracing
    SakeBomb Aluminum Passenger Grip Handle
    SakeBomb Garage Rear Halon Fire Extinguisher
    Rotary13B1 Aluminum Door Cups
    Sound Deadened and Sealed Doors
    M2 / RaceShop 4 Point Roll Bar w/ Powder Coat
    Carbon Fiber Plain Weave Door Sills
    LED Dome Light Bulbs
    Hybrid Audio Mirus Front Speakers
    Hybrid Audio Mirus Rear Speakers
    Pioneer AppRadio 4 Head Unit
    Pioneer Radio Dash Kit
    Works Bell Short Boss Hub
    Works Bell Rapfix GTX Tilt Hub
    Momo MOD.88 Steering Wheel
    OEM Mazdaspeed Red Horn Button
    AiM MXG Color Race Dash

    WHEELS

    Desmond RegaMaster Marquis Promada 18×9.5/10.5″
    Fully Refinished and Painted in Dark Gunmetallic
    Desmond RegaMaster Marquis Promada Black Center Caps
    Custom Desmond RegaMaster Spoke and Inner Barrel Decals
    Enkei RPF1 Black Metal Valve Stems
    Nitto NT05s
    H&R 5mm Front Spacers
    Project Kics R40 Iconix NeoChro Locking Lugnuts



    The price is $52k with Stock Wheels, Stock Seats, and OEM '99 Spec Tail Lights. Everything else seen and listed included.

    Please email him directly if interested or if you have any questions: eric [at] grandmighty.com
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    Is the original engine available?
     
  3. ShineKen

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    He sold the original 1.3L Rotary when it was removed for the LS3 swap.

    The fact that he started with a rare low mileage black R2 is an excellent base. This car stock, with its mileage and color and package, would be worth $32k+ easy. Add on the $100k in upgrades and work... the deal is amazing at $52k. I would buy this in a heartbeat if I didn't already have so many cars :( Plus the level of execution is simply unseen before. This car does not compare with other V8 swapped RX7s, not by a mile.
     
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    Super cool. I love it!
    post a sound clip too. Must be insane
    Glws
     
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    Why is he selling it?

    I like OEM cars and would personally spend that kind of money on a Ferrari but.. I might know someone who might be interested.
     
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    You know that saying:
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    Love that. Wish it had a sorted Wankel but I get the swap.
     
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    Very cool build. Does it have a CARB EO sticker for the swap or will it have to be sold outside of CA?
     
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    #10 ShineKen, Jun 16, 2017
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    He's the type of guy that does cars for the build and upgrading. I guess he just likes the pain. I told him not to sell it, but he said he spent all his time building this car, and now he doesn't have the time to actually use it.

    I think it would actually be easy to go back to a Rotary since everything else possible is done already. With the rear end already upgraded and the AiM dash, it makes hooking up a Rotary easy. But why would you. You will never get the "get in and drive" ability like you do with the LS3, and confidence is everything. Plus, this V8 is ludicrously fast...

    He was looking into the BAR for the swap but the car will come smogged.

    I forgot to mention the location, the car is located in San Jose/Bay Area, CA. Just email him if you have any questions.
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    It's a very well executed car. :)
     
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    #12 KMR968Turbo, Jun 16, 2017
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    Nicely done. If it had a 20b in it I could see it selling fast. I have a 93 R1 in black and was planning to do my interior much the same as this car. Alcantara, aim dash, Spirit R seats. I can appreciate the workmanship. Just not a fan of the powertrain. In my opinion that is why it will be a difficult sale. I have friends with V8 swaps in 90's 3 series BMW's that are cool cars. That makes sense to me. Problem is rotary guys are fond of the rotary engine and a high dollar LS swap just isn't as appealing. Especially for HP levels easy to reliably attain with a big Turbo swap on a 13b. If you are a V8 guy would make more sense to buy a C6 Z06. Would love to see the car one day though. Whoever buys it is going to get a really nice ride they couldn't replicate for the same money. Good luck with the sale.
     
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    I agree. And no you cant replicate the time and thought put into this for the money.
     
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    Car is pending sale..,
     
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    love that 500E.
    I have a 94 in silver.
     
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    LS swaps have ruined these cars...period.

    the only engine swap I would consider is the three rotor.
     
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    Cool car with much work done and looks to be done right. A three rotor as mentioned by slownrusty would be incredible....or perhaps an LS7 motor with its titanium connecting rods, etc.

    GLWS!
     
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    Car sold quickly. It was a bargain price. Car was on the market for only 2 weeks prior to the Fchat post. Pretty much sold within a day of being posted here. It is near impossible to find this level of execution on an Rx7.
     
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    Great car.

    I had an impeccable yellow '93 R1 and it ran like a top. Wish I never sold it.
     
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    Jeez, that's about perfect, if not for the black (ba-a-a-a-a-ad idea in blister-inducing TX).
    I'm sorta glad I missed the listing, in spite of the color....... it might have been too tempting.
    I have a white '94 with a dead riced motor (thank you, 19 y.o. aspiring F&F tuning catalog experts!) waiting for the time to do a similar build.... but the level of that one is beyond impressive.
     
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    #24 ShineKen, Aug 19, 2017
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    This could've been one of you, but ya'll hesitated and acted too slow :).

    The new owner made an instagram page for this car. He's actually a sales executive at Ferrari of New Jersey, so he knows a good car when he sees one. There's a video in his page with a Ferrari instructor driving the beast.
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